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Nature's Ritalin for the Marathon Mind
Nature's Ritalin for the Marathon Mind

Nature's Ritalin for the Marathon Mind

Nurturing Your ADHD Child with Exercise


142 Pages, 5.52 x 8.52

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $9.95 (US $9.95) (CA $13.95)

Publication Date: January 2010

ISBN 9780942679267

Rights: WOR

Upper Access, Inc. (Jan 2010)

Price: $9.95


ADHD is a childhood epidemic. By some estimates, 5 percent or more of the school-age children in the U.S. have been diagnosed, and most of them are being treated with powerful prescription drugs. Scientists have now discovered that a simple, basic human activity-exercise-has the same positive influence on the brain without the negative side effects.This book shows how, in a great many cases, doses of medication can be decreased or eliminated in favor of a regular schedule of exercise, with vast improvements in the quality of life for the children and their families. The author describes in detail the scientific basis for exercise as therapy, how to determine the optimal schedule, and how to help children become motivated to obtain the appropriate level of exercise without parental nagging. If you are the parent of a hyperactive child, this may be the most important book you will ever read.This is not an anti-Ritalin book. It has been widely hailed by proponents of both alternative and mainstream physicians and researchers.

Author Biography

Stephen C. Putnam introduced--and advocates for--the now-popular concept that excercise can effectively supplement, and sometimes eliminate need for medication for ADHD children. He holds an M.ed degree in guidance and psychological services. As an adult ADHD, he adds personal experience to his extensive research, and has been a presenter for both of the major national ADHD organizations.